Puzzle Master and other websites. First off, the puzzle looks great and feels good in my hands. I also like the sound of the metal as I was trying to solve this thing. The objective of the puzzle is to disassembly and reassembles the puzzle. The Hanayama Company rates their puzzles difficulty between 1 and 6 stars with 6 being very difficult. This puzzle is rated as a 6 so I was looking forward to the challenge. The puzzle didn’t disappoint because it did take me a while to figure it out.
It was interesting how I solved the puzzle. Don’t worry I’m not going to give the solution. When I’m solving puzzles I sometimes imagine a scenario to make things more interesting. For this puzzle, I imagined that I was trapped in a dungeon cell. The cell door was locked by a chain that was completely wielded together but the demon guard didn’t wield one part right. The puzzle part!!! My wife thinks I’m a dork but the moment when I’m trapped in a dungeon cell by a demon guard I’ll be ready. You wait and see. Oh man now I feet like that kid from the Charlie Brown pumpkin patch movie. Anyway, the puzzle arrived at my place in the evening and I played with it a little bit but I was not able to solve it. That night I had a dream where I solved the puzzle and the next day I used the “dream method” to solve the puzzle. It was kind of weird I know but hey it worked. For me it’s not just about solving the puzzle. I want to know how the puzzle works and how can I make it harder to solve. Don’t get me wrong. The thing was not easy but if you want to make the puzzle a bit more challenging then see the second pic. You basically crisscross the end links. In my opinion, this makes the puzzle diabolical especially if you hand the chain in this state to someone who has little experience with puzzles. Overall, this is a great puzzle and I highly recommend it. I would also say that you might want to wash your hands after using the puzzle because the metal smell will stay on them. Of course, if you don’t mind your sandwich smelling like metal then go for it.